Tara Firma Inn Volcano
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... back, it means "follow me home". I accidentally wore one at the back one evening - that could have been awkward. :( You start to take the flowers and trees here for granted after a while, but the flowers are so beautiful and the trees, well ... they're just amazing. My favorite flowers here are the plumeria, which grow in bursts of bouquets on otherwise naked branches; the hibiscus in their riot of colors seemingly growing wild everywhere; and the orchids, which ...
... 10. The guy had a captive market. Then we headed back up toward the Visitor Center.
By this time, I thought we wouldn't have enough time after the green sand beach to see the Museum and I thought the Museum would be a higher priority because we needed to learn more about volcanoes. When we were at the Visitor Center, we caught another ranger talk. This young fellow was a very good speaker and got a very loud, long ovation at the ...
... had some light rain while up in the helicopter and could not get into see the waterfall inland.
After the flight we went to Akaka Falls which is supposed to be the next best waterfall for tourists.
On the way back we called into the Pana'ewa Rainforest Zoo & Gardens which was a small local zoo with a small selection of birds, monkeys, and animals. ...
... removed to make sure that they don't fall and bonk anyone on the head. (Apparently, there are more deaths each year from falling coconuts than from shark attacks!) After a pleasant lunch, we headed back to the scenic drive to visit the Hawaii tropical botanical garden. The $15 entry fee was well worth it. The garden has an amazing assortment of trees plants and flowers, along with views ...
... was so green and luscious.
We took forever to actually walk down the hillside because we kept stopping to look at all the interesting plants. Even saw a couple gecko friends hiding amongst the plants and flowers. There was a lot of Heliconia (the red flower-vine things that hang down in long strands from trees), and to me, those plants mean 'tropical' just as much as hibiscus' do.
Off to the right side were a couple places to ...